The technology behind the Wimbledon tennis championships


Using predictive data analysis to show how to win

Source:  Computer Weekly

The Wimbledon website for the 2012 championships includes a new feature developed by IBM called Slam Tracker. This tool uses predictive analytics to assess what each player needs to do to win, and to highlight key moments in the match. Slam Tracker uses performance data for each player built up over several years to combine historical and real-time data to determine the top three things a player must do in order to do well in a particular match - for example, win more than a certain percentage of points on their own serve. The software maps a match in real-time, visualising key turning points and their causes, such as winners played or aces served.

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